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Dr. Ben Carson: Abortion Is ‘Human Sacrifice’

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Dr. Ben Carson is at it again. This time, instead of attacking gay people, he’s claiming that abortion is “human sacrifice.”

Ben Carson is a brilliant physician. Now retired, he was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the highly-prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. Yes, the man is literally a brain surgeon.

Perhaps that’s why it’s so disturbing that Dr. Carson, a darling of the Tea Party, routinely unleashes such dramatic, caustic, and off-the-wall pronouncements. 

Last spring Carson — in his highly-offensive manner — equated homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia, claiming LGBT people have no right to marriage. 

“No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [the North American Man/Boy Love Association], be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition. So it’s not something that’s against gays, it’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society.”

The next month Carson proclaimed that white liberals are “the most racist people there are.” Later that fall Carson called Obamacare “slavery.”

And now, he’s opining on abortion.

Right wing radio host Perry Atkinson, hosting Carson recently, said that if America could just end abortion, “all of the other things that God would be interested in helping us with would fall into alignment.” 

Carson’s response?

“It’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations ‘heathen’ because of human sacrifice,” Carson said, “but aren’t we actually guilty of the same thing?”

Right Wing Watch notes that Carson “has no problem endorsing candidates who support abortion rights in order to win votes.”

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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